The award-winning Nineteen Group has acquired Broden Media Limited, the organiser of The Emergency Services Show and publisher of Emergency Services Times magazine. On the back of the purchase of Western Business Exhibitions earlier this year and investment from Phoenix Equity Partners last year, the acquisition of Broden Media Limited adds another major event at the NEC in Birmingham to the Nineteen Group portfolio as well as another leading publication, with Emergency Services Times.
Nineteen Group CEO, Peter Jones, said, “As Nineteen Group continues to grow, I couldn’t think of a better event than The Emergency Services Show. It fits perfectly with our current series of security, health and safety, fire, facilities and disaster response events, both at the NEC in Birmingham in April and at Olympia, in London, in December.
“As the Nineteen Group grows, the strengths, David Holden, David Brown and their team bring from this sector will bring a new strength to the Nineteen Group and help us continue to run and develop a great stable of complementary events, providing the best experience for all of our visitors and exhibitors alike.”
The acquisition will keep both David Holden and David Brown, Broden Media Limited’s Joint Managing Directors, at the helm and they both remain as shareholders of the company. The wealth of experience of the Broden Media team combined with the resources available through the Nineteen Group, will help the event and magazine to grow even further and continue to provide an improved experience for all exhibitors, visitors, readers and advertisers.